A Minden man has died as a result of a traffic accident on Highway 171 in DeSoto Parish. The wreck happened at about 5pm on Thursday. State Police responded to the scene of the 2-vehicle accident near the Firetower Road. 53-year-old Peter Talton was driving a pickup and rear-ended another pickup truck. Talton was ejected from his truck and rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Talton was not buckled up.

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State Police say

While not all crashes are survivable, statistics show that properly wearing your seat belt will dramatically reduce your chance of being injured or killed in a crash. Louisiana law requires that every person in a vehicle, regardless of seating position, always remain buckled up. Not wearing a seat belt remains the leading cause of death in motor vehicle crashes.

So far this year, Troop G has investigated two fatal crashes in the northwest Louisiana region.

 

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